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Is Being Pain-Free Part Of Your Goals? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help You Feel Your Best

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

There’s no better time than now to start those goals you have set for yourself. This includes taking care of aches and pains you may be having. Pain may be common, but it is not normal, and physical therapy may be able to help. Physical therapy can help with injuries, prevent falls, and enhance function with day-to-day activities and hobbies. If any of the above sounds like you, physical therapy could be your answer! Let’s take a closer look how physical therapy can help.


You’ve Had A Hip Replacement, Now What?

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

It is estimated that physicians perform 350,000 hip replacement surgeries in the US every year. There are two main types of replacements that are performed: Anterior hip replacement & Posterior hip replacements. Both of these surgeries have the same results, but the recovery process differs for each.


Road to Recovery: 4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Regain Independence

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

A stroke can be a life-altering event, impacting not only the physical health but also the independence and quality of life of those affected. However, the journey to recovery is not without hope, and physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping stroke survivors regain their independence. In this blog, we will explore four key ways physical therapy can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients.


How Dry Needling Can Play A Beneficial Role In Physical Therapy

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Dry needling and acupuncture are two commonly utilized techniques to help treat pain or movement dysfunction. While both dry needling and acupuncture require the insertion of a monofilament needle, there are very few commonalities between the two. Let’s take a closer look at how they are used in practice and how dry needling plays a role in physical therapy.


3 Tips For Tackling A New Workout Routine That You’ll Really (Really) Stick To

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

Fitness and workout goals are among the most common New Year’s Resolutions. Many feel that they should exercise more often than they currently are, but tackling new routines can be challenging, especially if you are not used to doing them. The data is clear: exercise works and helps you live longer. Here are some tips to help you stick to a new workout routine.


5 Hacks To Stick With Your New Year Resolutions

Posted on by Chelsea Silva, PT, DPT

With a new year comes new goals, new hopes, and new dreams. Often people set resolutions to help work towards these goals. With good intentions, many people fall short each year on reaching their resolutions. According to the 2020 New Plate Ipsos survey, 55% of respondents kept their New Year’s Resolution for less than a year, with 11% lasting at least six months, 14% lasting at least three months, 19% lasting at least one month, and 11% lasting less than a month.


I’m An Endurance Physical Therapist, And These Are The 5 Things I Do After A Long-Distance Run

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT

Lace-up your shoes, go for a run, take off shoes, and end of the session. Sound familiar? If your run time follows this pattern, you are not alone. Most runners admit they give little attention to recovery and cooling off after a long run. However, if you want to improve performance or are prone to injuries, you are doing yourself a disservice by skipping these recovery methods. Use the methods below as a guide to facilitate improved running recovery on your next long run.


Can Physical Therapy Help To Prevent A Stroke?

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, damaging brain cells. It is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. While some risk factors for stroke, such as age and genetics, cannot be controlled, there are several modifiable risk factors that individuals can address to reduce their stroke risk. Physical therapy is emerging as a valuable tool in stroke prevention and management. In this blog, we will explore how physical therapy can play a crucial role in preventing strokes.


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